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Townsville Refueller Correct! REX Wins

Old 2nd Dec 2009, 04:10
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Townsville Refueller Correct! REX Wins

REX won the routes out of Townsville off Westwing Aviation.

Skytrans keeps the rest!

Townville Refueller once again on the money!
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 04:21
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There is a classic example of looking after an Aussie company.


At least Skytrans are going to survive now!
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Hmmmm, the most I've seen on that 1900 out of TL in the morning is 11. Exactly how subsdised is it? Good news about Skytrans though.
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 09:09
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J3 and Green Goblin,

The only Australian company, Westwing missed out.

Rex is a Singapore Company, and Skytrans is no longer owned by David and Sue Barnard, its now a PNG owned company and has been for quite a while.

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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 10:14
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Bloody disgusting then........

Have WW still got work for the 1900s?
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didn't realise Skytrans was doing it tough ..

story is here .. Qantas, Rex & Skytrans pick up Queensland regional routes | Australian Aviation Magazine
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I think that you will find that Skytrans is owned in it's entirety by the Wild family - who do have some business interests in PNG but I can assure you are quite Australian!

Best thing is - it's also a Queensland company and from what I can see around the area it contributes to the communities it flies through - so I can't imagine there's been (entirely) a Government plot to oust locals.

It's probably a case of the numbers not stacking up in Westwing's favour. The B1900 is a terrific aircraft, but is horribly expensive to operate in comparison to Metro's, etc.
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Dash 8 is hardly more expesive to operate than a 1900 actually..raytheon need to pull there heads out of their a*#es. The plane would probably still be in production if they could get their parts price travesty under control!!

(and the pt6 overhaul costs are ridiculous for an engine that is so common everywhere)
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Flying bear is 100% correct re Queensland family ownership of Skytrans, with mum born in Cooktown few could argue differently
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Townsville Refueller Correct
I don't remember saying that.
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Okay, we have an imposter.

You may well be the ''TownsvilleRefueller'' but you are certainly NOT the ''Townsville Refueller'', there is ONLY one of them on PPRuNe since around 2002 or so.
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10/10

Townville Refueller once again on the money!
TSV Refueller is always on the money !
He/She( dont want to reval any identity ) is an icon of accuracy, a true source of intellectual gossip and invariably an absolute 'font of knowledge' !
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TSV Refueller is always on the money !
He/She( dont want to reval any identity ) is an icon of accuracy, a true source of intellectual gossip and invariably an absolute 'font of knowledge' !
Of course I am, thank you........
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11/10

Of course I am, thank you........
Aggh yes, I forgot to mention your determination to 'preach from the book of true facts' for all Aviation followers to embrace, your zest for 'truth and accuracy' within the aviation fraternity, your passion and 'want' of accurately educating those 'not privy to the inner sanctum of reporting excellence' !
You are a true master of your craft, and inspiration to to the business, a 'doran of knowledge', in fact you are the 'Yoda of knowledge' !!!

Now, go forth and seek out for us more 'nuggets of information' and share with your brotherhood.........
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OR......... I just think it is wrong to misquote people, or pretend you are someone else.

There is ONLY one ''Townsville Refueller'' on PPRuNe, PLEASE do NOT wrongly quote me, I mean him.
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Wouldn't of happened if Barney was still running Skytrans!!
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Old 3rd Dec 2009, 18:58
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Rex/ Pelair are subject to a CASA Special safety audit - Ref CASA media release 23 Nov 2009 following the ocean ditching of a westind jet near Norfolk Island.

Rex is owned by an Singapore company is it not.

Skytrans Dash 8 landed Mt Isa Wed with a prop feathered.

No point in Qld Governmnt claiming doubling of seat capacity as justification. The pax numbers are just not there. Macair couldn't do it with 35 seats.

What realy went on in the tendering process. Did the perceived need to provide competition for QL on Qld regional routes determine the outcome?
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Maybe the fact that QLink dropped their fares by over 80% on Townsville to Mackay when REX started the route is an indication that the parts of QLD without decent competition are being ripped off.
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If airlines charged what they needed to break even on a per sector basis, then none of us could afford to fly!

Rex would be losing money on that particular route. But include it as part of the overall network, it's all revenue into the (Singaporean) coffers. Yield management!

As far as competition is concerned, passengers will benefit short term. Then sanity will return!
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